Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lockerbie Bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, Dead

It's about time. From the Daily Mail:
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi died at home today three years after he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.

The convicted terrorist's mother said he passed away at his home in Tripoli at around midday.

The 60-year-old had developed prostate cancer while serving his sentence for the 1988 atrocity which killed 270 people.
His release came after doctors told him he had just three months to live.

But the decision provoked huge controversy as many of the victims' families felt his freedom was part of a deal to secure a better relationship with oil-rich Libya.

He received a hero's welcome on his return to Tripoli and was paraded through the streets alongside the late Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif.
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